Tuesday, March 15, 2011

She's in!

Trea has been accepted into the dual immersion program for next year!

We are so lucky to get a spot - it's done by lottery, and there's a lot of demand. She'll be learning Mandarin Chinese, spending roughly half of every day in the "target language." They have a summer camp, too. Right now, the program is in 1st and 2nd grade, but the plan is to expand it by a grade every year. And in jr high/high school, they plan to have both subject and advanced language classes available to kids who have completed the elementary level program. Now that she's in, her siblings get priority placement, too.

It means a 20-minute drive each way to her new school, but. . .she'll be able to read, write, and speak CHINESE! How cool is that?


Parkers said...

Umm... SUPER COOL! Taking after her dear parents :) I didn't realize that they had immersion schools in Utah. I've been hoping and hoping that Lily will get into the Spanish immersion school around the block from our house here. As a proud Mandarin speaking mommy (or at least an former mandarin speaking mommy), I would be thrilled to find a Mandarin immersion school here. Hmmm.

sleep deprived said...

Utah has more Chinese immersion programs than any other state! Who knew.

Erin G. said...

That is so cool! I bet she will catch on so fast from learning Thai when she was so little.